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    Cyclone III FPGA Starter Board

    Reference Manual

    Document Version: 1.4 Document Date: April 2012

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    ii 0 Altera Corporation Cyclone III FPGA Starter Board Reference Manual April 2012

    Part Number MNL-01016-1.4

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  • Altera Corporation iii April 2012 Preliminary

    Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction General Description ............................................................................................................................... 1–1

    Board Component Blocks ................................................................................................................ 1–2 Block Diagram .................................................................................................................................. 1–3

    Handling the Board ............................................................................................................................... 1–3

    Chapter 2. Board Components and Interfaces Board Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 2–1 Featured Device ..................................................................................................................................... 2–5 Clocking Circuitry ................................................................................................................................. 2–6 Jumpers ................................................................................................................................................... 2–7 Interfaces ................................................................................................................................................. 2–8

    USB Interface ..................................................................................................................................... 2–8 HSMC Expansion Connector .......................................................................................................... 2–9 General User Interfaces ................................................................................................................. 2–10

    Push-Buttons .............................................................................................................................. 2–11 LEDs ............................................................................................................................................ 2–12

    Memory ................................................................................................................................................. 2–13 Parallel Flash ................................................................................................................................... 2–13 DDR SDRAM .................................................................................................................................. 2–15 SSRAM ............................................................................................................................................. 2–17

    Power Supply ....................................................................................................................................... 2–19 Statement of China-RoHS Compliance ............................................................................................ 2–20

    Additional Information Revision History ............................................................................................................................... Info–i How to Contact Altera ..................................................................................................................... Info–i Typographic Conventions .............................................................................................................. Info–ii

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    Contents Stratix Device Handbook, Volume 1

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    1. Introduction

    General Description

    The Cyclone® III starter board provides a hardware platform that offers a unique opportunity to customize your development environment via expansion connectors and daughtercards, as well as evaluate the feature-rich, low-power Altera® Cyclone III device.

    For more functionality, you can expand the starter board through daughtercards connected to the Altera® High Speed Mezzanine Card (HSMC) connector.

    f For the latest information about available HMSC daughtercards, go to www.altera.com/products/devkits/kit-index.html.

    The main features of the Cyclone III starter board are:

    ■ Low-power consumption Altera Cyclone III EP3C25 chip in a 324-pin FineLine BGA (FBGA) package

    ■ Expandable through HSMC connector ■ 32-megabyte (MB) DDR SDRAM ■ 16-MB parallel flash device for configuration and storage ■ 1-MB high-speed SSRAM memory ■ Four user push-button switches ■ Four user LEDs

    The main advantages of the Cyclone III starter board are:

    ■ Facilitates a fast and successful FPGA design experience with example designs and demonstrations.

    ■ Directly configure and communicate with the Cyclone III device via the on-board USB-Blaster™ circuitry and JTAG header

    ■ Active parallel flash configuration ■ Low power consumption ■ Cost-effective modular design

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  • 1–2 Altera Corporation Cyclone III FPGA Starter Board Reference Manual April 2012

    General Description

    Board Component Blocks

    ■ Altera Cyclone III EP3C25F324 FPGA ● 25K logic elements (LEs) ● 66 M9K memory blocks (0.6 Mb) ● 16 18x18 multiplier blocks ● Four PLLs ● 214 I/Os

    ■ Clock management system ● One 50-MHz clock oscillator to support a variety of protocols ● The Cyclone III device distributes the following clocks from its

    on-board PLLs: • DDR clock • SSRAM clock • Flash clock

    ■ HSMC connector ● Provides 12 V and 3.3 V interface for installed daughtercards ● Provides up to 84 I/O pins for communicating with HSMC

    daughtercards ■ General user-interface

    ● Four user LEDs ● Two board-specific LEDs ● Push-buttons:

    • System reset • User reset • Four general user push-buttons

    ■ Memory subsystem ● Synchronous SRAM device

    • 1-MB standard synchronous SRAM • 167-MHz • Shares bus with parallel flash device

    ● Parallel flash device • 16-MB device for active parallel configuration and storage • Shares bus with SRAM device

    ● DDR SDRAM device • 56-pin, 32-MB DDR SDRAM • 167-MHz • Connected to FPGA via dedicated 16-bit bus

    ■ Built-in USB-Blaster interface ● With the Altera EPM3128A CPLD ● For external configuration of Cyclone III device ● For system debugging with the SignalTap® and Nios®

    debugging console ● Communications port for Board Diagnostic graphical user

    interface (GUI)

  • Altera Corporation 1–3 April 2012 Cyclone III FPGA Starter Board Reference Manual

    Introduction

    Block Diagram

    Figure 1–1 shows a functional block diagram of the Cyclone III FPGA starter board.

    Figure 1–1. Cyclone III FPGA Starter Board

    Handling the Board

    When handling the board, it is important to observe the following precaution:

    c Static Discharge Precaution—Without proper anti-static handling, the board can be damaged. Therefore, use anti-static handling precautions when touching the board.

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    HSMC

    4Switches 4

    LEDs 4

    Parallel Flash 16MB

    SSRAM 1MB

    4

    USB Blaster

    4

    DDR 32MB

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    72Cyclone III EP3C25F324

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    Handling the Board

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    2. Board Components and Interfaces

    Board Overview This chapter provides operational and connectivity detail for the board’s major components and interfaces and is divided into the following major blocks:

    ■ Featured device ■ Clocking circuitry ■ Jumpers ■ Interfaces

    ● USB interface ● Altera® HSMC expansion connector ● General user interfaces

    ■ Memory ■ Power supply ■ Statement of China-RoHS compliance

    1 The board schematics, physical layout database, and manufacturing files for the